This is the heart and soul of Cambodia. The temples of Angkor are a source of inspiration and national pride for all Khmers, as they struggle to rebuild their lives after years of terror and trauma. Today, the temples are a point of pilgrimage for all Cambodians. Angkor is one of the worlds foremost ancient sites, with epic proportions of the Great Wall of China, the detail and intricacy of the Taj Mahal, and the symbolism and symmetry of the pyramids, all rolled into one.
(Lonely Planet, Cambodia, 2010)